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Still Got It: 20 Years Later, “You Get What You Give” Still Sounds New And Radical

For an emerging artist, a hit single is both the best and worst thing that can happen to you.
Stuart Berman | October 16, 2018 - 11:26 am

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A Slight Return To Electric Ladyland 50 Years Later

Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland? Chances are if you've ever fallen in love with classic rock guitar heroism, you've paid a visit to…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 9:00 am

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Desert Daze 2018 Was An Oasis Among American Festivals

For years now, Desert Daze has arrived in October like a mirage in the landscape to which it owes its name. It's a sudden oasis,…
Ryan Leas | October 15, 2018 - 2:49 pm

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A Star Is Born Tells A Familiar Story. That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Great.

It must be incredible to walk the earth with Bradley Cooper’s confidence. The man decided that he was going to remake A Star Is Born,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 5, 2018 - 9:36 am

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“Don’t Worry Be Happy” Revisited: A Little Song Bobby McFerrin Wrote Topped The Charts 30 Years Ago This Week

If you're going to use the Hot 100 to discern the state of radio-listening (and streaming) Americans, it's generally better to consider the chart in…
Brad Shoup | September 26, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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The Crying Of Lot 55: The Unsolved Mysteries And Alternate Realities Of Andrew W.K.

Let's start now. Or as close to now as can be defined in this conversation, between the time and place I am in as I…
Michael Nelson | September 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm

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88Rising Is Reshaping Popular Culture In Its Image

Earlier this month, the seven-member K-pop boy band BTS had the #1 album in the US with their compilation record Love Yourself: 結 'Answer,'. Simultaneously,…
Pranav Trewn | September 21, 2018 - 9:52 am

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Kings Of Leon And Rock’s Last Gasp In The Mainstream

For the Kings Of Leon, the myth about them was always more exciting than the real thing. The idea of who they were and where…
Jeff Yerger | September 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm

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Music From Beyond: Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden At 30

In pop history, there have been all sorts of shocking transformations. Bands who began in a logical place relative to their time and scene and…
Ryan Leas | September 17, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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Riot Fest Pulled It Off In The End

I've been really in the weeds with work lately. Just completely buried in it. Call It Freelancer Syndrome: I just say yes to everything. Recently…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2018 - 11:32 am

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Navigating The Many Styles Of Yves Tumor

Recommending Yves Tumor to a friend isn’t easy. In the last several years, the Tennessee-born artist has explored the most extreme sides of music: droning…
Sam Tornow | September 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm

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Mac Miller Deserved Better

One of the biggest pop stars in the world ambles down the street, blinking in the sunlight, looking like he wishes this guy with the…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2018 - 3:25 pm

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7 Classic Sing-Alongs From That ’70s Show

The '70s ended nearly 39 years ago, but That '70s Show began 20 years ago today. Throughout its eight seasons and 200 episodes, the series…
Gil Green | August 23, 2018 - 11:08 am

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The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" is eternal. Anyone born after its release in 1967 might assume the song had existed since the Big Bang; it's the kind…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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20 Great Aretha Franklin Moments

When a truly iconic music figure dies, a eulogy can never tell the full story. Sometimes, you learn more about this person's impact on the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 11:03 am
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